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Filipendula (Meadowsweet) purpurea ‘Kahome’

Kahome’ is a dwarf form of meadowsweet. It flowers in lacy, rosy pink, pyramid shaped loosely branched flower cluster with crimson stems. The leaves are extremely lovely and unusual, with bright green serrations, of 5-7 pointed segments on an overall heart shape. It has a nice, bushy habit. Stems are showy even after petal fall. Well worth a spot in the garden.

This is an upright, clump-forming perennial that typically grows only 8-12″ tall and features branched, terminal, astilbe-like panicles that flower in summer. Compound-pinnate, leaves (7-9 lance-shaped leaflets each) provide a fern-like appearance. This is such a good foliage plant that is valued as much for its leaves as it is for its flowers.

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Plant Details +

Size 2-3 eye
Height 6-12"
Spacing 6-12"
Hardiness Zones 3-8
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade in Hot Areas
Foliage Bright Green Serrated Leaves
Flower Clusters of Rosy-Pink Showy, Fragrant Flowers
Bloomtime June-July

General Information +

Botanical: Filipendula purpurea 'Kahome'

Common: Japanese Meadowsweet

Family: Rosaceae

General Characteristics: Plant in groups. Looks nice with Russian Sage (perovskia atriplicifolia), or white Liatris. Very hardy perennial to Zone 3. Likes alkaline soil and prefers moist conditions, but also is drought tolerant.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems. Many of the filipendulas are susceptible to powdery mildew.

Planting Instructions: Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers consistently moist, fertile, humusy soils. Soils must not be allowed to dry out. Appreciates some part afternoon light shade in hot summer climates. Propagate by dividing clumps in fall. Although many filipendulas freely self-seed, it is not known at this time as to whether this new hybrid cultivar will come true from seed. With sufficient moisture, foliage may remain attractive throughout the growing season. If foliage depreciates in late summer, cut back after bloom.